Free Swine Flu vaccinations offered at NSU

Free swine flu vaccinations for members of the public in high-risk groups will be offered during an H1N1 Immunization Clinic from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the East Concourse of Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus in Natchitoches.

NSU’s Office of Health Services is sponsoring the clinic. The clinic will have 1,000 doses of the vaccine, which will be administered free on a first-come, first-served basis.

The clinic is for those in five high-risk categories as identified by the Centers for Disease Control. The categories include: pregnant women; health-care workers; persons caring for or living with infants 6 months old or less; anyone from 3-24 years old, including college students; and anyone from 25-64 years old with medical conditions.

Those receiving the vaccine will be asked to wait in the monitoring area for 20 minutes after being immunized. The entire process will take at least 30 minutes.

For more information, contact Northwestern’s H1N1 phone line at (318) 357-5421 or go to http://alert.nsula.edu/h1n1-influenza-swineflu.

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